Intergroup Dialogue, a component of the Taylor Leadership Institute (TLI), is a program at UNF that brings together individuals from two or more social identity groups in a facilitated co-learning environment. The program is designed to help students, faculty and staff build the skills and knowledge needed to take part in and to lead multicultural group interactions.
There are currently two opportunities for Intergroup Dialogue involvement at UNF:
Students – The Intergroup Dialogue course is open to all undergraduate students for elective credit. This course also satisfies selected requirements for the Minor in Community Leadership.
Faculty and Staff – Workshops and professional development opportunities are periodically offered for UNF employees.
The Intergroup Dialogue Committee includes representatives from the Taylor Leadership Institute, Disability Resource Center, Intercultural Center for PEACE, Interfaith Center, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Resource Center, Women’s Center and the University Conduct Office.
Current Intergroup Dialogue Committee members include:
In Spring 2013, Intergroup Dialogue, a three-credit course, is being offered to all undergraduate students (LDR 3240).
Intergroup Dialogue Among Diverse Populations
LDR 3240 – Wednesday 1:40-4:20 – CRN 12333
Instructor: Dr. John Frank (email@example.com)
What is Intergroup Dialogue?
Intergroup Dialogue is a process through which students of different social identities learn to hear and respect each others’ positions, first, by coming to understand how the various labels people assign to one another affect their own and others’ lives, and then, by discussing the commonalities, differences and conflicts between groups.
How does it work?
The three-credit course, LDR 3240 Intergroup Dialogue Among Diverse Populations, is designed to provide foundational skills and knowledge needed to participate in and lead multicultural group interactions. The topics of this course include social identity development; prejudice and stereotyping and their effects on groups; difference and dominance and the nature of social oppression; and basic group facilitation skills and their applications in multicultural settings. Topical areas are explored through readings, videos, facilitated in-class dialogues, activities, simulations, role-plays, and reflective journal and writing assignments.
Who can take the class?
The course satisfies an Elective requirement for the Minor in Community Leadership. The course is open to ALL undergraduate students for elective credit.
What is expected from students in Intergroup Dialogue?
Students are required to attend and actively participate in every class, complete assigned readings, write weekly journals and a final paper, and lead an in-class facilitation project.
What if I don’t have room in my course schedule?
In addition to academic courses, Intergroup Dialogue also offers co-curricular opportunities outside of class each semester.
Intergroup Dialogue, a component of the Taylor Leadership Institute (TLI), seeks faculty, administrators and staff who are interested in possible future service on the Intergroup Dialogue Committee. Activities for Intergroup Dialogue Committee members may include co-teaching/co-facilitating dialogue courses; researching the effectiveness/learning outcomes of dialogue courses; organizing co-curricular programming initiatives for students; and organizing dialogue initiatives for faculty/staff.
Service on the Intergroup Dialogue Committee is a rewarding professional and personal development opportunity that enhances the UNF campus climate. This opportunity requires a sustained time commitment and support from your supervisor/department. Placement will be dependent upon current committee needs. To express interest in serving on the Intergroup Dialogue Committee, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org with your name, department/title, and area(s) of interest on the committee (i.e. teaching, research, co-curricular programming, faculty/staff initiatives). You may also nominate a colleague who may be interested in serving on the committee. For more information, please contact TLI at (904) 620-5934.
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